Friday, July 10, 2020

Bubba the Cowboy Prince

Hi everyone! This week's edition of Fairy and Folk Tale Friday is Bubba the Cowboy Prince: A Fractured Texas Tale. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

Here is our newest addition for Fairy and Folk Tale Fridays: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

Hello all! This is our very first read aloud of the Summer suggested for older kids. All of these read alouds go along with our Summer Reading Program theme of "Imagine Your Story". Thus, we will be reading fairy tales, twisted fairy tales, and folk tales. I will be posting one each week usually on Fridays (hence Fairy and Folk Tale Fridays) until August.

Friday, June 5, 2020

The 3 Little Pigs

Here is a somewhat abbreviated tale of the 3 Little Pigs performed with stuffed animals and props:

I did this Storytime in preparation for our Fairy Tale Storywalk®* at Drift Farmstead (a unique opportunity to walk alongside real pigs and the 3 Little Pigs at the same time!):

We will have at least one more Fairy Tale Storywalk® this summer--a wooded walk with Little Red Riding Hood. We will also share many more fairy tales, twisted fairy tales, and folk tales right here on this blog as well as in our parents, caregivers and volunteers Facebook group.

Join in the fun!

*The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Here is my very first blog post! Today I did what I think was my very best virtual Storytime yet. And even better, it was a Fairy Tale Storytime without a book, so I can share it here without any potential violation of copyrights.

I always do one Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes Storytime each month in real (not Coronavirus) life. I almost always tell the story using puppets or the felt board. This allows me to make the stories a little less scary if need be, add in more diverse characters in some cases, and even occassionally make the story less sexist (for instance my Princess and the Pea gives the Princess a ninja-like sensitivity to her environment rather than a delicateness).

After the fairy tale is over we get out our Nursery Rhyme Cube. This is just a small cardboard box transformed into a die with a picture of a different nursery rhyme on each side. I got this idea from another Youth Librarian at a conference last summer (thank you!). The kids love it. Sometimes every one gets one roll and sometimes we go around twice just depending on how many children are at my Storytime.

Sometimes the Nursery Rhyme Cube is the end of Storytime, but if the kids seem to have a little more listening energy left, then we read a book based on a Nursery Rhymeor a classic poem or something similar. Some of my favorite examples of such books are:

Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone

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Little Robin Red Breast by Shari Halpern

Little Robin Redbreast by Shari Halpern

The Owl and the Pussy Cat by Edward Lear, illustrated by Anne Mortimer The Owl and the Pussycat (9780060272289): Lear, Edward ...

Bubba the Cowboy Prince

Hi everyone! This week's edition of Fairy and Folk Tale Friday is Bubba the Cowboy Prince: A Fractured Texas Tale. Enjoy! https://yo...